Bobcats Take Fourth In a Row, Beats WJU, 2-0

Bobcats Take Fourth In a Row, Beats WJU, 2-0

WHEELING – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcat soccer team is officially on a winning streak after defeating Wheeling Jesuit by a 2-0 score Friday night in a Mountain East Conference affair.

The win was the fourth in a row for head coach Gavin Donaldson and his Bobcats as they improved their record to 6-5 overall and 5-3 in the MEC.

Wesleyan gave up an own goal in their last game with Concord, this time they were on the right end of an own goal.

Juwon Akintunde played a cross that deflected off a Wheeling Jesuit defender and went into the net to give Wesleyan a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute of the game.

The contest stayed at 1-0 until Wesleyan scored in the 69th minute.

Conor Davies took a corner kick that Paul Smith headed in to the left side of the goal.

Wesleyan kept Wheeling Jesuit off the board for the final 20 minutes for their second shutout of the season.

Wesleyan owned a 20-8 lead in shots and a 9-5 margin in shots-on-goal.

Bobcat keeper Alessandro Armenia turned away all five shots he faced.

Wesleyan had a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.

The loss dropped Wheeling Jesuit to 4-8 overall and 2-5 in the MEC.

Wesleyan will play again Sunday night when they host the University of Charleston Golden Eagles at 7 p.m.